Bachelor In Paradise's Leah Costa definitely played the field on the Fijian Island, but now in an exclusive interview with WHO, the star confirms she's found happiness in a relationship with someone who fans of the show might recognise!
WHO: We spoke to Mack recently and he revealed he doesn’t think you’re engaged, are you engaged?
Leah: You guys are funny, next question.
WHO: You don’t want to answer that?
Leah: You’re the first person that’s asked actually – yeah nobody else has asked! I haven’t spoken to Mack in a while and anytime it’s about relationships or stuff like that he doesn’t really want to hear it anyway. I’d expect him to be the last person who knows what’s going on in my life – as hard as it sounds. I mean we’re still good friends, though!
WHO: Watching you on the show, we saw you get close to a few guys, are you currently single?
Leah: I am NOT single, no! No I have a special somebody.
WHO: Is it someone from the show?
Leah: No! Not Bachelor or Bachelorette related, but you will know his face!
WHO: So you’re happy?
Leah: Oh I am SO happy! So, so happy.
WHO: Does he live in the same state?
Leah: He does, he’s a Melbourne boy.
WHO: You mentioned we would definitely recognise your new boyfriend – does he work on TV?
Leah: I will not give you any more info at this stage.
WHO: We’ll find out when the time is right we are sure?
Leah: Oh, you totally will! I’m just keeping it quiet at the moment – I can’t remember the last time I was this happy!
WHO: There’s been some debate about the final rose ceremony with American Jared, on a level of 1-10 how pissed off were you?
Leah: They made that look so different to what we felt in the experience. Like I said: “I gave Jared the rose!” I totally never said that. I’m pissed off because I was ready to go home and I was like if you don’t want me here just send me home. You know I don’t want to be anyone’s kind of the second choice, like that just kept happening. It kept feeling like I was invisible, I was like if you don’t want me – put me out of my misery. And then for him to pick me and then go “oh but it doesn’t mean anything…” If I was to answer that on a scale of one to ten… well, I was mad!
WHO: From what we saw between yourself and Grant, it looked like you two were off to a promising start…Was it awkward talking to him after you saw how close he got with Ally?
Leah: That sucked. And I don’t think I actually properly and I think that’s what ruined the rest of my experience there. I think I was just bitter for the rest of it. I kind of saw it coming – after our date I came back and I was like “I know you’re getting a rose from Ally or Keira or one of the girls, I have no doubt they’ll want to get to know you and my loyalty is to Michael, he’s my best friend in here.” I don’t know who else would giv3e him one. I said: “I like spending time with you but I’m going to give him my rose.” And then the next day he was off with Ally – I pushed him into it pretty much. So I think maybe that’s my fault – that’s something they didn’t show, which is why he actually jumped ship. It was purely for the rose. It’s not that we didn’t get along, because he was determined to stay there and I was like well I’m loyal to my friend and I know you’re not going anywhere.
WHO: Oh we wish it was shown!
Leah: Yeah it was a conversation that happened late at night off camera.
WHO: Was anyone else on the show you wish you’d got to know?
Leah: It was really hard because I feel like I friend-zoned a lot of people and a lot of people friend-zoned me. So it was really hard. In hindsight I wish I never when on the date with Davey – I didn’t want to be there. [Laughs] Quite obviously… with my body language. I wish I never did that and I think that might have changed my relationship with people… if that’s a little bit cryptic.
WHO: Who do you still speak to?
Leah: I pretty much talk to everyone!
WHO: Would you go back on reality TV?
Leah: I think I’m done! Yep – definitely. No more dating.